C Line Bus Rapid Transit

The City is partnering with Hennepin County and Metro Transit as they implement the C Line BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) with service scheduled to begin on June 8, 2019.

This will improve transit service and amenities and will improve access between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center Transit Center via Penn Avenue North. For more information on service, improvements see Metro Transit's C Line page.

Project status


Project details

Project limits

Intersection reconstruction at stations along 7th Street downtown and Penn Avenue North; full reconstruction of Penn Avenue North from West Broadway to Lowry Avenue North.

Construction start date


Duration of construction

Expected 1-year construction

Traffic impact

Potential construction impacts to the reconstruction segment along Penn Ave N

Sign up to receive construction updates from Metro Transit on the C Line Construction page.


Anticipated project schedule (subject to change):

  • 2016-February 2017: Preliminary planning & project development
  • February 2017: Minneapolis City Council layout approval
  • March 2017 - Fall 2017: Detailed design & engineering
  • 2018: Construction
  • 2019: Service begins


For more information see Metro Transit's project page.

Project updates

For more information see Metro Transit's project page.

Assessment information

Property owners in the segment of Penn Avenue North scheduled for reconstruction (West Broadway Avenue to Lowry Avenue North) will be assessed for that portion of the project. For more information see the 2017 Assessment Info Packet . This packet provides general information about uniform assessment rates and how the City of Minneapolis calculates influence areas for reconstruction projects. Public Works will not have project assessment information about individual parcels until late 2017.

The C Line BRT improvements are funded by Metro Transit. There will be no assessments for those improvements.

Contact us

Public Works


City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415